A LATAM Airlines Brasil Airbus A319 suffered a failure with its brake system during it’s approach into Congonhas Airport, prompting a diversion to Sao Paulo Guarulhos.
Incident: LATAM A319 Suffers Brake System Failure in Sao Paulo…
LATAM flight LA3907 is a routine scheduled flight between Rio de Janeiro and Congonhas, with the affected rotation being operated by PT-TMB.
As per data from Planespotters.net, PT-TMB is a 14.0 year old Airbus A319-100 that originally started out life with TAM Linhas Aereas back in February 2010.
Following the merger with LATAM, the aircraft was transferred to the Brazilian subsidiary in May 2016.
Of the A319-100 variant, the Brazilian subsidiary has 19 of them in the fleet, of which 18 are in active service and one is currently parked, offering an average fleet age of 14.3 years.
LA3907 departed Rio de Janeiro at 0731 local time on January 14 and proceeded westbound in the direction of Congonhas.
As per The Aviation Herald, when the aircraft was on final approach into Congonhas, the crew received a brake system failure alert in the cockpit.
This prompted a go around and a subsequent diversion to Sao Paulo Guarulhos Airport, where the runway length is larger.
PT-TMB was able to land into the airport safely without further incident, with the jet only being grounded for less than 24 hours before returning back to commercial service on January 15.
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